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How to intervene on a family member’s alcohol addiction

Helping you begin an intervention into alcoholism Drinking is at the core of Australian society. From knock-off work drinks, to celebrating the footy finals, it holds cultural significance in every facet of life. People use alcohol to medicate, as well. Stressful days melt away after the first sip of wine. But when these casual [...]

November 15th, 2019|Alcohol Abuse|0 Comments

Family Dynamics of Addiction – Jackson Oppy

The dynamic around a loved one with addiction is sadly consistent from family to family, across cultural and socioeconomic groups. I have not seen a family with a loved one suffering from addiction that did not fall into the dynamic described below. Understanding how these key interactions work – or don’t - and seeing [...]

Another Christmas with Our Addict

This Christmas many families will have untreated addicts attending the family gathering and everyone will do their best to pretend everything is ok. The normal questions like “what have you been up to?” and “how’s work going?” will be avoided. Everybody will try and get through the day without upsetting each other and have a [...]

December 19th, 2016|Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, Life|1 Comment

Staying Sober for Christmas (You Must be Having a Laugh)

The halls are being decked with boughs of holly, the goose is getting fat and presents are being bought and bundled away in preparation for the Christmas tree. It is a time of joy, connecting with your loved ones and remembering all the fantastic things that have happened in the last 12 months: a time [...]

December 14th, 2016|Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Life|0 Comments

Addiction and Alcoholism

Addiction and alcoholism are chronic, progressive diseases of the brain characterised by warped thinking and outrageous obsession and compulsion that result in insanity, incarceration and ultimately death.  Now obviously, as with any life threatening illness, this has consequences for the wives, husbands, children, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers of the addict because nothing happens in [...]

December 14th, 2016|Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Addiction Awareness Dual Diagnosis

As part of our Addiction Awareness Campaign we are attempting to increase understanding around a very common yet often misunderstood issue in our community. The term dual diagnosis refers to an individual suffering from both a mental illness and a substance dependence problem simultaneously. Dual diagnosis is usually deep rooted and complex making it difficult [...]

August 9th, 2016|Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, Health|0 Comments

Addiction Awareness – Am I Living with an Addict? – Free Book

A few months ago The Hader Clinic started a fresh campaign to raise addiction awareness and help stop the increase of its prevalence in Melbourne. As part of our campaign we are committed to providing individuals and families with material written by addiction treatment specialist that may help them identify or solve their problem. Jackson Oppy, recovered [...]

Addiction Awareness Melbourne

“I was on my way home from work alongside hundreds of other commuters; the peak time train ride from Melbourne City back to Ringwood. Those of us who were Ringwood bound set foot off the train, and I made my way to my connecting bus stop. There were two kids at the bus stop, I [...]

November 18th, 2015|Alcohol Abuse, Dealing with Addiction, Drug Addiction, News|0 Comments

High-Functioning Addicts

Every individual has a different journey from addiction to recovery and each of them are fraught with their own difficulties. The truth about addiction is that it’s a deeply personal process that impacts you and those around you in a range of profoundly different ways. Many people believe that their addiction is a minor problem [...]

November 12th, 2015|Alcohol Abuse|0 Comments